I am including below a part of a post I did back in August. In the interest of election day tomorrow, it can never be said too many times how much character, honesty, and sacrifice matter in this election….there are STARK contrasts between Obama and McCain….please read….it is one more important data point in why you should vote for McCain:
The Chicago Tribune, of all publications, has an interesting story on John McCain’s faith and how it helped him through his ordeal of multiple years of captivity under the guard of Vietnamese captors.
A sample from the article:
In an extended interview, McCain talked about how his faith was tested during his years as a prisoner of war from 1967 to 1973, said God must have had a plan for him to have kept him alive, and reminisced about his appointment as informal chaplain to his cellmates.
There were many times I didn’t pray for another day and I didn’t pray for another hour — I prayed for another minute to keep going,” said McCain, who was brought up Episcopalian but now worships at North Phoenix Baptist Church, a Southern Baptist church. “There’s no doubt that my faith was strengthened and reinforced and tested, because sometimes you have a tendency to say, ‘Why am I here?’ “
This is information we haven’t heard splattered across the reports from the Main Stream Media….maybe partially because McCain is somewhat to himself on this subject, but mostly because Obama and his empty ideas and staged persona are the talking points of the day for most in the MSM…..but I am guilty of digressing again.
But think about….John McCain has the faith to continue asking “Why am I here?”, while Barack “The Second Coming” Obama says he is “What we have been waiting for”!
Which example of self-knowledge most exemplifies faith and which is an ego-driven attitude devoid of faith?
Read the article…it has great insight into the faith held by McCain and his fellow prisoners during what most people could never imagine enduring. While you are reading, contrast McCain’s viewpoint on faith and his purpose in life with Obama’s church and the views Obama gained from it.
The contrast is stark and is very well exemplified in these two very different views of a most “beautiful experience”:
McCain from the Chicago Trib article:
McCain also recalls a Christmas service he orchestrated. A week before the holiday, McCain’s guards let him out of his cell and gave him a pencil, a piece of paper and a King James Bible. He copied sections of Matthew, Mark and John describing the birth of Christ so he could read them aloud while other POWs sang “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” and “Silent Night.”
“I recall it as if it happened an hour ago,” said McCain, sitting in a chair in a suite overlooking the Susquehanna River near the end of a day. “It was cold, the guards were looking through the windows at us, the room was dimly lit because of the light bulbs [that] were in each corner. These guys had beautiful voices, I’m telling you. One was a bass, one was a tenor. It was one of the most beautiful experiences I ever had.”
From Obama, what seems to be one of Obama’s few sincere moments in life. I referenced this in an earlier piece. The original piece is by the liberal and slobbering-over-Obama Kristof at the New York Times:
He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism — if he once studied the Koran with them. (What liberal hogwash!)
Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
Statement in Italics added by me!
If only each and every voter would think about and study the contrast inherent in these two views….. I think they would come down on the side of the one who lived faith when it was all he had versus the little Jakarta street kid who feigns Christianity while living something 180 degrees from it.
Other great references on Obama’s faith and Islam:
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